EYI 2019 Keynote Speakers
Chantal Hart is a Certified Athletic Trainer who specializes in injury prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute, or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Her passion for Sports Medicine stems from being a multi-sport athlete growing up and sustaining season-ending ACL injuries in her sophomore and senior seasons of basketball. While rehabilitating her injuries, she took interest in the field of Sports Medicine and pursued a degree in Athletic Training beginning at Moorpark College’s Athletic Training Clinic, at At The Factory in a physical therapy setting where she assisted with NFL pre-combine work, with Courtney Watson and Court’s Corner LA Sports Medicine Internship, and in the Athletic Training Education Program at Cal State Fullerton. After graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, she spent time as the Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Los Angeles Sparks during their Championship season in 2016, and championship run in 2017. In 2018 she accepted the position as Head Athletic Trainer of the New York Liberty, and returned home in 2019 once the team was sold to new ownership. Chantal continues to give back and mentor interns thru Court’s Corner LA and provide services to the Drew League, Nike, Jordan Brand, NFLPA, etc. She is pursuing a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine, emphasizing in Acupuncture. She has a passion for treating the body as a whole and being a vessel of healing through the mind-body connection.
Megan Seagren, originally from Aurora, CO, is a professional modern dancer in Los Angeles. She graduated magne cum laude from Chapman University with her BFA in Dance Performance. She has performed with dance companies such as Backhausdance, Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, and GREYSCALE. She has so much gratitude for physical therapists as they have helped her through several dance injuries throughout her dancing career.
When she’s not dancing, she is an educator and the Director of Thoughtfulness at lululemon Century City, where she has the unique opportunity to lead vision and goals workshops, helping her team to create a vision for their lives and strive after those Big Hairy Audacious Goals. Her dream as a little girl was to be a professional dancer and now that she has accomplished this BHAG of hers, she wants to help and empower other people achieve theirs.
Believing in using his talents & resources to promote community outreach, “respect for all people,” artistic expression, and education, Dr. Arnel Calvario has dedicated himself to the CA dance scene since his college days. In 1992, he founded UC Irvine’s own Kaba Modern. In 1998, he joined Culture Shock® Los Angeles. In 2002, Arnel also founded KM Legacy as part of celebrating Kaba Modern’s 10 year anniversary. He managed Kaba Modern, Fanny Pak, the Beat Freaks, & Kinjaz and provided consultation services to Quest Crew and Poreotics during their runs on MTV’s hit show America’s Best Dance Crew. Arnel also helped manage Kinjaz during their 2017 run on NBC’s World of Dance. He currently serves as an advisor for Kaba Modern, the Board President of Culture Shock International Foundation, and an active member of the Kinjaz. Arnel has also been featured as a guest writer for the L.A. Times as a critic for America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5, served as co-coordinator for the annual Hip Hop International World Battles for the past 10 years, is the US elite judge for the annual Hip Hop International World Championships, and is a contributing author for the book, EMPIRE of FUNK which was released January 2014. Arnel also launched his “Dance Therapy Program for Children with Special Needs” in April 2014 in collaboration with Culture Shock LA & the DEA. This is a grant-funded, after-school program that serves 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders enrolled in special day programs in the Long Beach Unified school district. His hope is to continue to combine occupational therapy techniques with dance art to serve more children with special needs in collaboration with Culture Shock LA and one day extend this program into a summer dance therapy camp. Arnel is also one of the leaders working to expand outreach program development for Kinjaz through their clothing line Kin Aesthetik and also their soon-to-be opened space, Kinjaz Komplex. He also continues to teach his ROOTS B4 BRANCHES dance workshop and LEADERSHIP TOOLS for the DANCE LEADER workshops, judge dance competitions, and participate in program development internationally today. He does all this while continuing to work full-time as Doctor of Occupational Therapy for the Long Beach Unified School District.
Ariel started off her professional career as a ballet dancer with multiple ballet companies, most recently with Los Angeles Ballet. After retiring as a ballet dancer in 2014, she started working for lululemon as a seasonal educator. She fell in love with the company's culture, especially within people development, and is now an Assistant Store Manager at the Century City store. Ariel is passionate about training and passing on all of the tools that she has learned in the 5 years that she has worked for the company.
Dr. Terry Richardson II is an Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy at University of Southern California. Dr. Richardson is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree with a minor in Chemistry in 2008. Dr. Richardson also is a graduate of University of Southern California where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2014.
Since graduating from USC, Dr. Richardson has launched himself into his passion of patient care, specifically working with patients with wounds. Dr. Richardson is currently practicing physical therapy at Keck Medical Center of USC where he treats patients and provides clinical instruction for current DPT students in best practices for wound care. Dr. Richardson is also currently the faculty advisor for USC’s Physical Therapy Multicultural Leadership Alliance (PTMLA), where he is passionately involved in community outreach to expand the reach of physical therapy into underrepresented minority communities. Dr. Richardson is also involved in multiple business ventures outside of the physical therapy realm including being the CEO of LINC Clothing, Inc., which is a company that focuses on leadership and personal development through clothing. In addition, Dr. Richardson is passionate about financial literacy/freedom and helps others achieve their goals and dreams through application of sound financial principles. Dr. Richardson is a passionate physical therapist/business owner that aims to positively deposit in the lives of others to help others achieve their true potential personally and professionally.
Natalie Nakase is currently an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers and she just completed her seventh season with the Clippers organization. This past season, Natalie was was just the fourth woman to coach during a regular NBA season, and the first in Los Angeles. This isn't Natalie's first rodeo making bold moves and breaking barriers. As a talented high school basketball player, Natalie turned down a full-ride scholarship to UCI in order to attend UCLA as a walk-on. She went on to be a three-year captain and starting point guard. She ended up being the Bruins 10th all leader in steals and ranked eighth all-time in assists. Since then she has played in the NWBL, coached for the Wolfenbüttel Wildcats and Damen-Basketball-Bundesliga, and been a volunteer assistant coach to Bob Hill.
Nakase’s strengths have proven her to be an awe-inspiring figure to a myriad women worldwide. Natalie is a proud sponsor of this program and is nothing less than honored to represent this year’s group of young women and their aspirations.
Officer Sandra has served her community in Los Angeles for 17 years as a member of Narcotics Division, Metropolitan Division, and most recently the Bomb K-9 Division. She is an avid runner and CrossFit'er. She is proud to be part of this EYI2019 Internship to inspire and teach the next generation.
Officer Pete has been a police officer for 30 years. He worked a wide variety of assignments from CRASH or gangs special problem unit to Central Bureau Narcotics Division. He also taught self defense and tactics for over 10 years at the LAPD Academy. He has studied various marital arts since the age of 6 including Muay Thai, JKD, Krav maga, Jiu jitsu, knife fighting from Filipino styles and Indonesia Penjak silat. He also holds a third degree black belt from Shurien Ryu Karate. Officer Pete currently serves his community as a part of the CTSOB Bomb detection K-9 unit. He is excited and honored to share his expertise, discipline, and insights with the EYI2019 interns.
Michael Phy is currently the Senior Elite Education Strategist for Hudl, a leading sports video and analytics company. In his role, he works with NCAA Division 1 programs and professional sports teams from across the globe in enhancing their performance analysis workflows. Prior to working at Hudl, Michael worked as an assistant video coordinator for the UCLA men’s and women’s basketball programs. There he worked with the coaching staffs in guiding their video and analytics processes to prepare for games and develop team improvement plans. Michael is a Los Angeles, CA native and has a passion for mentoring the next generation of leaders in the sports industry.